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World Cup play-off seeds confirmed

Published: Thursday 17 October 2013, 10.23CET
Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine will be seeded in Monday's FIFA World Cup play-off draw with their opponents to be either France, Sweden, Romania or Iceland.
World Cup play-off seeds confirmed
Portugal are among the seeds ©Getty Images

Published: Thursday 17 October 2013, 10.23CET

World Cup play-off seeds confirmed

Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine will be seeded in Monday's FIFA World Cup play-off draw with their opponents to be either France, Sweden, Romania or Iceland.

Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine will be seeded in Monday's FIFA World Cup play-off draw with their opponents to be France, Sweden, Romania or Iceland.

The eight runners-up from the nine qualifying groups with the best records against the sides finishing first, third, fourth and fifth in their section progressed to the two-legged play-offs on 15 and 19 November. Denmark were the second-placed team that missed out. The play-off draw takes place at 14.00CET on Monday in Zurich, with the four highest countries in October's FIFA world rankings (published this morning) seeded.

Those seeded sides are Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine, who can each draw any of France, Sweden, Romania and play-off debutants Iceland. The four winners of the two-legged ties will join the nine UEFA group winners – Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, debutants Bosnia and Herzegovina, England and holders Spain – in the finals in Brazil running from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

European play-off draw (14.00CET, Monday, Zurich)
Seeded: Portugal (world ranking 14), Greece (15), Croatia (18), Ukraine (20)
Unseeded: France (21), Sweden (25), Romania (29), Iceland (46)

World Cup finals draw (17.00CET, 6 December, Bahia)
Qualified teams (21/32):
Brazil (hosts), Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Germany, Honduras, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain (holders), Switzerland, United States

Other World Cup play-offs
Intercontinental (13 & 20 November)
Jordan v Uruguay
Mexico v New Zealand

Africa (first-leg score)
Nigeria (2-1) Ethiopia – second leg 16 November
Senegal (1-3) Ivory Coast – 16 November
Cameroon (0-0) Tunisia – 17 November
Egypt (1-6) Ghana – 19 November
Algeria (2-3) Burkina Faso – 19 November

Last updated: 08/05/14 2.08CET

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